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Robert Edwards receives Nobel Prize

Oxford University Press would like to congratulate Professor Robert G Edwards who, today (Friday 10 December), received his 2010 'Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine' "for the development of in vitro fertilization".

Professor Edwards’ research led to what can only be called a revolution in reproductive medicine and recognition of the huge impact of these developments on millions of people worldwide is greatly welcomed.

To mark this historic event, we have made a number of recently published editorials, highlighting his work and congratulating him on his recognition by the Nobel Prize committee, freely available online. In explaining their reasons for awarding the prize to Professor Edwards, the Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute commented "Edwards and his co-workers refined IVF technology and shared it with colleagues around the world". Echoing this sentiment, we think it fitting that these editorials should be freely available for all to read.

The early days of ‘Human Reproduction’
Helen K. Beard, Staff member, ESHRE journals

Letter of appreciation: To Bob Edwards, Founding Editor
André Van Steirteghem, Editor-in-Chief Human Reproduction

Robert G. Edwards, Co-founder of ESHRE and Founding Editor of the ESHRE journals, receives Nobel Prize
The Author 2010. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

The ‘Father of IVF’ and a Founding Father of ESHRE
Luca Gianaroli, ESHRE Chairman; Joep Geraedts, ESHRE Past Chairman; Anna Veiga, ESHRE Chairman Elect; Simon Brown, Editor Focus on Reproduction

Robert Edwards